The last few weeks for Marvel Studios have had an absolute smorgasbord of exciting news. This includes the casting announcements for Jamie Foxx and Benedict Cumberbatch in Spider-Man 3, production gearing up for the same movie in the next few weeks, the imminent arrival of WandaVision by the end of 2020, and filming nearing completion for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The comic book movie giant has also blown the world away by introducing a couple of brand new faces to the franchise as well, most notably Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel. The Disney+ casting train continues to chug along with an announcement for one of the most anticipated roles of the MCU's future, and it will be filled by one of the most popular stars of the last half-decade as well...
A new report from Deadline has confirmed that Marvel Studios has tapped Star Wars alum Oscar Isaac to play the lead role of Marc Spector in Moon Knight for Disney+.
Marvel and Disney+ are now looking to attach a director to Moon Knight. A production start date has not been set for the series as of yet. Marvel Studios provided no comment on the news.
WHAT THIS MEANS
After playing the key role of Poe Dameron in all three films of the new Star Wars trilogy from 2015 to 2019, Oscar Isaac has now landed likely the biggest role of his career to date with Marvel Studios. Fans have speculated on who would take on the white cape and cowl ever since Moon Knight was announced at the 2019 D23 conference, and it appears Disney and Marvel only had to look across the hall at their other major franchise for the right man.
Isaac fits into this role about as seamlessly as any name mentioned during the casting process for Moon Knight, already having some major projects on his resume like Star Wars and next year’s Dune. He is even half-Jewish in real life, which was specifically mentioned in multiple casting calls released by Disney, and he now has the opportunity to take on his very own property with the most successful comic book franchise in history.
Moon Knight will feature Jeremy Slater as the head writer. There is no set time frame for Isaac’s Marvel mini-series to start production, and it is set to release on Disney+ sometime in 2022.